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Old 03-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #1 
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Genetic Terms?

Well I know enough about the basics of genetics and enough to breed as well and guess what the colors could be.

Though what really confuses me is the terms F1, F2, F3, ect. I never understood completely, besides that it means the first second third, ect generations.

So why do they use F instead of using G for generation?

Also many other terms that include genetics and guessing the outcomes of a spawn or a crossed spawn. I just can't think of them at the moment. So if anyone else could add in some that may be confusing I would greatly appreciate it.

I'm sure OFL can explain this in depth.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:07 AM   #2 
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I forgot why they use "F". Biology was decades ago. But they've used it and I've come accustomed to it so I use it too. LOL

I can't think of any genetic terms .... there has to be a topic or else the words would not pop up in my head......
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:44 AM   #3 
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I forgot why they use "F". Biology was decades ago. But they've used it and I've come accustomed to it so I use it too. LOL

I can't think of any genetic terms .... there has to be a topic or else the words would not pop up in my head......
What about the typical questions like How long will it take until I will get a nice strain of Combtails when breeding CT and HM?

Ring any bells LOL? I really feel kind of brain dead with this.
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:55 PM   #4 
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Not sure why they use F, which is sad because I did this lesson last semester haha.

Typical questions like that have to be taken individually because of factors like food, water, tank sizes etc.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:36 PM   #5 
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Ahh, very true! I didn't think of that..

Okay so F1 would just mean the first generation right?

Look at this article...http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...?articleid=858

When it starts talking about the brown hair and such, what is she talking about? Also the squares that we do in bio, general science, I have no idea.. It's very confusing to me when I'm sure I'm just making is harder on myself.
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Ahh, very true! I didn't think of that..

Okay so F1 would just mean the first generation right?

Look at this article...http://bettysplendens.com/articles/p...?articleid=858

When it starts talking about the brown hair and such, what is she talking about? Also the squares that we do in bio, general science, I have no idea.. It's very confusing to me when I'm sure I'm just making is harder on myself.
Those squares show recessive vs dominant traits and give an idea to what the next generation will have.

Example: Capital B is blue eye and lower case b is brown eye.

BB BB
bb bB bB
bb bB bB

So in the case of four offspring all would have brown eyes but carry the blue eye gene.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #7 
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And of course, bettas are much more confusing because there is color, iridenscence, fin types, etc. F1 means first generation, F2 means second breeding either with father/daughter, mother/son, or sibling pair, and so on...
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This makes much more sense now!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #9 
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Apparently it means "filial 1," "filial 2," "filial 3," etc. Filial 1 is the first breeding, your foundation pair, filial 2 is the second generation from your foundation pair, either parent/offspring or sibling/sibling, filial 3 will be the third generation and so on.

An F3 would be an offspring and grand-child (so to speak) or two "grandchildren" of the original pair.
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Now that makes sense using the Latin root. Filius/filia meaning children, ah gotcha.
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